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This Week in SABR: April 5, 2024

This Week in SABR: April 5, 2024

Welcome to “This Week in SABR” on Friday, April 5, 2024.
Click here to view this newsletter on the web.

Top Headlines

Join us for Virtual Candidate Forum on Wednesday, April 10
Early registration for SABR 52 in Minneapolis now open
Check out full schedule for Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference
2024 SABR Baseball Research Award winners announced
The SABR Bookshelf: Spring 2024
Deadlines approaching for student scholarship applications

Research Collection Events Calendar Around the Web

Early registration is open for SABR 52 in Minneapolis

Join us in Minneapolis for SABR’s 52nd annual convention! Conference and hotel registration for SABR 52 on August 7-11, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, is now available at

  • Click here for complete details on SABR 52 Early-Bird Registration and optional sessions, including a Minnesota Twins game, St. Paul Saints game, and Target Field ballpark tour.

SABR 52 will be distinct from its predecessors, as it will feature a Hall of Fame speaker lineup we know you’ll love — including Rod CarewTony OlivaBert Blyleven, and Jim Kaat — and will be the most accessible and social experience we’ve ever organized as we emphasize SABR’s ability to unite all of us in baseball fellowship. This year’s streamlined registration options will provide for a consistent and accessible experience for all attendees and the lowest registration price since 2018. We hope you’ll join us this summer in Minneapolis!

Visit to learn more.

2024 Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference

Check out the full schedule for the 2024 Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference

The full schedule is now available for SABR’s annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, which will be held on June 6-9, 2024, at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. All baseball fans are welcome to attend. Full and single-day registration is available for a discounted rate before May 24, along with a new virtual registration option.

In-person attendees will also have an opportunity to view the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s new exhibit, The Souls of the Game: Voices of Black Baseball.

Visit to learn more or to register.

2024 SABR Baseball Research Awards: Rob Fitts, Edwin C. Epps, and Roy Carlson

2024 SABR Baseball Research Award winners announced

The 2024 SABR Baseball Research Awards, which honor outstanding research projects completed during the preceding calendar year that have significantly expanded our knowledge or understanding of baseball, have been awarded to:

Click here to read the full announcement at

The SABR Bookshelf: Spring 2024

The SABR Bookshelf: Spring 2024

Periodically throughout the year, publishes The SABR Bookshelf, a listing of new books that are received at the SABR office.

  • Click here for more detailed information on dozens of new baseball books published in Spring 2024.

To view previous listings in The SABR Bookshelf, click here.

Join us for Virtual Candidate Forum on Wednesday, April 10

All SABR members are invited to join us for a Virtual Candidate Forum featuring candidates for the two Director’s seats in the upcoming Board of Directions election. The forum, moderated by Tom Larwin, will take place on Zoom from 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, April 10.

Candidates will have a chance to introduce themselves and answer questions about the organization. SABR members will elect two of these candidates to the Board of Directors.

Voting for the 2024 SABR Board of Directors election will take place between April 16 and April 30.

Deadlines approaching for SABR Convention, Negro Leagues student scholarships

With generous funding from The Nanar and Anthony Yoseloff Foundation, Inc., SABR will award up to four scholarships to high school and college students who wish to attend these upcoming events:

In addition, SABR’s Negro Leagues Committee awards $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors in its annual Thomas R. Garrett Scholarship essay contest. Students must write a 1,200-word essay answering a question related to one of the Negro League figures who are the namesakes of the scholarships. Deadline to apply: April 15. Click here to download an application or learn more about the scholarships.

Visit to learn more about student scholarship opportunities.

Writing opportunities for SABR members

We are seeking contributing authors for an upcoming SABR book project on the 2005 Chicago White Sox. Article assignments still available include biographies of Bobby Jenks and Dámaso Marté, as well as a few memorable games and essays about the World Series-winning team. 

If you are interested in helping out, please contact Bill Nowlin. All SABR members are eligible to contribute to any upcoming SABR projects.

SABR Research Collection updates

Find new updates to the SABR Research Collection below, including the Baseball Biography Project, Games Project, and Oral History Collection.

SABR Research Collection: Stephen Strasburg, Ebbets Field, Dusty Baker

2 new stories published at the SABR Biography Project

Visit to learn more about the SABR BioProject or to get involved.

6 new stories published at SABR Games Project

In addition, these stories from SABR’s Ebbets Field: Great, Historic, and Memorable Games in Brooklyn’s Lost Ballpark (2023), edited by Gregory H. Wolf, were posted online this week:

Visit to learn more about the SABR Games Project or to get involved.

Featured E-Book from the SABR Digital Library

Sox Bid Curse Farewell: The 2004 Boston Red Sox, edited by Bill Nowlin

Sox Bid Curse Farewell: The 2004 Boston Red Sox
Edited by Bill Nowlin

Visit to download the free e-book edition or save 50% off the paperback edition of all Digital Library books.

Recent Highlights

Here are some SABR headlines from recent weeks that we don’t want you to miss:

New Members

Please give a warm welcome to all new SABR members who joined this week! View more Members-Only resources at or click here to download the Membership Handbook. Find contact information for any SABR member in the online Membership Directory.

Azar Attura Arlington, VA     Steve Kahn Eldersburg, MD
Trent Callison Chicago, IL     Randy Kersey Noble, OK
Shai Cohen Malden, MA     Arturo Lopez Orlando, FL
Robert Condotta Auburn, WA     Sandy McDermott Taunton, MA
Steve Dodge San Jose, CA     Jeff Papas White Bear Lake, MN
Kyle Doner Broomfield, CO     Landon Pipkin Waynesville, NC
Nevin Duerr Foster City, CA     Jeffrey Pittman Jonesboro, AR
Christian Flaherty Cincinnati, OH     Ruben Sanchez Ridgefield Park, NJ
Cody Flitcraft Smyrna, GA     Jeff Self Chesapeake, VA
Derek Geib Batavia, NY     Shotaro Shigeta Tokyo, JPN
Dominic Goodenough S. Milwaukee, WI     Aidan Toy Vancouver, BC
John Griebel Crawford, GA     Jonah Weiss Livington, NJ
Jem Jebbia Arcadia, CA        

Friends of SABR

Here is a list of SABR supporters for the month of March 2024.

Mark Anderson   Peter Mancuso
Jake Bell   Peter Marcus
D. Bruce Brown   Bruce McClure
Ralph Caola   Linda Nichols
Ken Carrano   Bill Nowlin
Karl Cicitto   John Rall
Vincent Comparato   Michael Rosenwasser
Jim Cox   Charles Roussel
Richard Dempsey   Bob Russon
Helen Edwards   Jason Scheller
Steven Elsberry   Douglas Schoppert
Jonathan Epstein   Jeff Self
David Firstman   Rob Sheinkopf
Adam Foldes   Mike Sparks
Doug Gabrielson   Thomas Stone
Robert Hagerman   Wesley Story
Leslie Heaphy   Joseph Thompson
Tim Herlich   Neal Traven
Rockwell Hoffman   Marlene Vogelsang
David Hughes   Steve West
Donald Jensen   Beach Wires
Stephen Johnson   Jeffrey Wood
Henry Levy   Don Zminda

Want to become a Friend of SABR? Click here to make a recurring monthly contribution or click here to learn more about our Giving Circles to make a one-time contribution.

SABR Events Calendar

SABR's Nineteenth Century Committee will hold a monthly speaker series on Zoom, and all SABR members are invited to attend. The next meeting will be held from 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Our guest speaker is Elena Dugan, "In Spite of His Color, He is Captain of the Baseball Nine This Year," on integrated baseball at Phillips Academy Andover.

Upcoming Virtual Meetings

  • April 6: Bob Davids Talkin’ Baseball: David Ostrowsky (9:00 a.m. EDT)
  • April 6: Hanlan’s Point (ON) Chapter meeting with Zak Ford (1:00 p.m. EDT)
  • April 9: 19th Century Speaker Series: Elena Dugan (8:00 p.m. EDT)
  • April 10: 2024 Virtual Candidate Forum (8:00 p.m. EDT)

Upcoming In-Person Meetings

  • April 6: Sebring-Stovey Williamsport Chapter meeting (Williamsport, PA)
  • April 6: Maddux Bros.-Las Vegas Chapter meeting (Las Vegas, NV)
  • April 6-7: SABR Board of Directors meeting (Minneapolis, MN)
  • April 9: Lou Criger Chapter meeting (Mishiwaka, IN)
  • April 13: Dayton Chapter meeting (Dayton, OH)
  • April 13: Halsey Hall Chapter book club meeting (Roseville, MN)
  • April 13-14: Dubuque Baseball Classic (Dubuque, IA)

To add your SABR event to our calendar listings, please contact Jacob Pomrenke.

Research Committee news

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Regional Chapter news

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Click here to learn more about SABR chartered communities.

Around the Web headlines

Here are some recent articles published by and about SABR members:

Please note: Some articles may require a separate subscription to view online. SABR does not endorse, and is not responsible or liable for, any content that appears on a third-party website.

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Originally published: April 5, 2024. Last Updated: April 7, 2024.